Skyward Sword is often praised for its iconic, evocative music. The first soundtrack in the Zelda series to largely feature live orchestra, it imparted a sense of wonder and engagement that resembled a filmic score more than a traditional video game OST. Tracks such as “Ballad of the Goddess” and “Fi’s Theme” have become memorable favorites in the Zelda music lexicon. Earlier this year, Nintendo announced the release of a Japan-exclusive box set for the Skyward Sword original soundtrack to commemorate the release of Skyward Sword HD. That box set is set to release November 23rd, which is tomorrow (or today, if you live in the near-future hemisphere).

In conjunction with Japanese music label Nippon Columbia, Nintendo has shared a promotional trailer for the imminent release. Being a Japan-exclusive release, all of the trailer’s textual information besides titles and disc numbers are in Japanese. The trailer is still definitely worth watching, as a handful of legendary tracks are cast against intense moments from the game itself.

You can check out Zelda Dungon’s previous reporting on the box set’s announcement here. Both a standard and limited edition will be available. The standard edition (5,500 yen, approx. $50 USD) comes with the full soundtrack and a tall, decorative box. The limited edition (8,800 yen, approx. $80 USD) will contain the same, plus an additional outer casing and an exclusive “Ballad of the Goddess” music box. Both editions will be available on November 23rd, 2021 at music shops throughout Japan, as well as Nintendo Tokyo.

What do you think of the Skyward Sword HD soundtrack? Will you try to get your hands on this, or do you perhaps hope for a western release? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo of Japan

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